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IWC rallies Brisbane to walk for toilets

Protesters dressed in "crappy" attire are marching through Brisbane's CBD as part of a global push to improve third world sanitation standards.

More than 300,000 people dressed in toilet paper, the colour of excrement and carrying potties/buckets took part in the demonstration across the world in the week of World Water Day, (Thursday, 22 March). International WaterCentre project officer Diane Cousineau is leading the march in Brisbane today, Friday, 23 March. She said sanitation plays a big part in improving water quality and to make the point, protesters will dress in anything "crappy".

"We're calling on the Australian government to commit more funding to water and sanitation and to attend the high level meetings for sanitation and water in Washington next month," Diane said. "People in Brisbane will walk together to demand political change."

The march started at Reddacliff Place, 288 George St, at midday (AEST), today (Friday, 23 March 2012).

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